With the Florida debates over, and Mitt Romney pulling away in statewide polls, GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has gone nuclear:
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, from a 2007 campaign ad: “If a man’s dishonest to obtain a job, he’ll be dishonest on the job.”
Male narrator: What kind of man would mislead, distort, and deceive just to win an election? This man would. Mitt Romney. Romney said he has always voted Republican when he had the opportunity. But in the 1992 Massachusetts primary, Romney had the chance to vote for George H.W. Bush or Pat Buchanan, but he voted for a liberal Democrat instead.
“Romney said his investments in Fannie and Freddie were in a blind trust. But as reported in the National Journal, Romney earned tens of thousands of dollars from investments NOT in a blind trust.
“Romney denied seeing a false ad his campaign used to attack Newt Gingrich. But Romney’s own campaign paid for the ad and Romney’s own voice is on the ad approving its false content.
“If we can’t trust what Mitt Romney says about his own record, how can we trust him on anything?”
The ad closes with these words on the screen: “…that’s why he’ll lose to Obama.” It’s as tough a TV spot as any we’ve seen this cycle.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider